If you’re looking for great interior design or architecture books than come check out this post. After many questions on tumblr I decided to make a list of the best interior and architecture books which I will update every time I come across new books. The list will then be reblogged on my tumblr when that happens. But for the people who don’t follow me on tumblr I thought it would be a good idea to post the list with interior design and architecture books here as well. Enjoy!
Summer has arrived! I hope you’re all having lovely warm & sunny days 🙂 Here some inspiration from this week (top image: pinterest)
Woops.. sunday is almost over, but I hope you had a lovely day & to finish this sunny sunday here are some lovely pictures. (top picture: Summer pool life by IKEA via Stil Inspiration)
A cabin with a view over the Italian alps, who doesn’t want that? This mountain cabin was designed by Alfredo Vanotti and is completely made out of concrete and wood (always a good combination) with a beautiful stone façade. You won’t find any unnecessary decorational items in this cabin but with a view over the Italian alps you really don’t need it!
Summer is no where near in The Netherlands and I think everybody is desperate for some warmer weather and sunshine. To brighten up the day here are some inspirational images that I found this week
This former factory building in Copenhagen was conversed into a home for photographer Peter Krasilnikoff by Studio David Thulstrup. The architecture firm wanted to keep the original exposed brick walls of the former warehouse and therefore they created the glass atrium in the center of the building to flood the surrounding spaces with natural light. Peter Krasilnikoff wanted to have a garden within the house, so the atrium became the green heart of his home.
The country home of Italian couple Ludovica and Roberto Palomba of the Milan-based architecture firm Palomba Serafini Associati is everyhting you hope for in an Italian country home. It’s hard to imagine this light home any different but the property experienced a big transformation since it was originally built in the 17th-century as an oil mill. The couple wanted to keep the space as original as possible so no new walls were added giving this home large open spaces and the floors are made of local stones. The only problem was the lack of natural light, which they created by putting in skylights. As you perhaps know I’m a big fan of renovating old buildings and this country home in Italy shows that even a dark old oil mill can be transformed into a beautiful light & minimalistic home with many architectural details (just look at those amazing arches all through this home). This 17th-century Italian country home is a dream come true.
I am not a religious person, but I do love the architecture and historical feeling of churches. So when a church building is no longer needed in its original function I love seeing it restored with respect and care towards the history of the building. This however doesn’t mean that the interior of the building should be vintage or ‘old fashioned’. A contrast between the historic architecture and a modern interior can be very beautiful when it’s done well, as in this church in Utrecht.
Have a lovely sunday! Here some images that inspired me this week (top picture: Ikea living room by Denise Grünstein)